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Title: Note: Fast neutron efficiency in CR-39 nuclear track detectors

Abstract

CR-39 samples are commonly employed for fast neutron detection in fusion reactors and in inertial confinement fusion experiments. The literature reported efficiencies are strongly depending on experimental conditions and, in some cases, highly dispersed. The present note analyses the dependence of efficiency as a function of various parameters and experimental conditions in both the radiator-assisted and the stand-alone CR-39 configurations. Comparisons of literature experimental data with Monte Carlo calculations and optimized efficiency values are shown and discussed.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Dipartimento di Fisica ed Astronomia,Università di Catania, Via S. Sofia 44, 95123 Catania, Italy and INFN-LNS, Via S. Sofia 42, 95123 Catania (Italy)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22392436
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 86; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; DETECTION; EFFICIENCY; FAST NEUTRONS; INERTIAL CONFINEMENT; MONTE CARLO METHOD; THERMONUCLEAR REACTORS

Citation Formats

Cavallaro, S. Note: Fast neutron efficiency in CR-39 nuclear track detectors. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4915502.
Cavallaro, S. Note: Fast neutron efficiency in CR-39 nuclear track detectors. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4915502.
Cavallaro, S. Sun . "Note: Fast neutron efficiency in CR-39 nuclear track detectors". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4915502.
@article{osti_22392436,
title = {Note: Fast neutron efficiency in CR-39 nuclear track detectors},
author = {Cavallaro, S.},
abstractNote = {CR-39 samples are commonly employed for fast neutron detection in fusion reactors and in inertial confinement fusion experiments. The literature reported efficiencies are strongly depending on experimental conditions and, in some cases, highly dispersed. The present note analyses the dependence of efficiency as a function of various parameters and experimental conditions in both the radiator-assisted and the stand-alone CR-39 configurations. Comparisons of literature experimental data with Monte Carlo calculations and optimized efficiency values are shown and discussed.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4915502},
journal = {Review of Scientific Instruments},
number = 3,
volume = 86,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Mar 15 00:00:00 EDT 2015},
month = {Sun Mar 15 00:00:00 EDT 2015}
}